Roy Moore Refuses To Rule Out Having Dated Teenagers In His 30s: “I Dated A Lot Of Young Ladies” [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports:

Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore declined Friday to rule out that he may have dated girls in their late teens when he was in his 30s, though he said he did not remember any such encounters and described such behavior as inappropriate.

“If I did, I’m not going to dispute these things, but I don’t remember anything like that,” Moore said on Sean Hannity’s radio program, when asked whether he had dated 17- or 18-year-old girls at the time.

“After my return from the military, I dated a lot of young ladies,” Moore told Hannity. When Hannity asked Moore again if he could unequivocally say he never dated anybody in their late teens when he was 32, Moore said, “That’s out of my customary behavior.”

  • bkmn
    • FAEN

      Doesn’t surprise me. I know Southerners who have white washed slavery to the point where according to them, slaves LOVED being slaves and were heartbroken when they were emancipated. I kid you not.

    • JCF

      -ist. Obviously.

      • CottonBlimp

        When you gonna learn that there isn’t some clear cut line like you think there is? You worship the same damn book.

        When these creeps come out and say that Mary and Joseph were a creepy child marriage, they aren’t wrong. And people like you don’t utter a single criticism about that or any other fucked up thing in the Bible until you need to distance yourself from one of your Christian brothers taking it too seriously.

        You want to set yourself apart from that, you need to stop whitewashing the bad, frankly evil, parts of your religion and take some responsibility for advocating such a flawed ideology as a moral guide for humanity.

    • lymis

      I think that’s excellent advice today.

      But I went through 12 years of Catholic school, and we were taught evolution, the Big Bang, grade-appropriate physics, and, other than sexual orientation issues, fairly cutting-edge social equality. (And even then, they were completely silent on homosexuality except for treating it matter-of-factly in biology class.) Our high school with a graduating class of a hundred had more National Merit Scholars than the three public high schools (combined graduating classes of nearly 3,000) combined. We were taught that slavery, the slaughter of Native Americans (and the trail of tears), the Inquisition, and the Crusades were all bad things, and that most of Genesis was myth to be mined for spiritual truths, not history or science.

      In Florida.

      I’d start with the presumption that any given Christian school – especially evangelical schools, are sketchy on all of what you describe. But I also wouldn’t be surprised to find some private Christian (especially Catholic, Episcopal and Lutheran) schools that are actually doing their jobs.

    • CottonBlimp

      That Washington Monthly article is the real story people are missing here. Roy Moore’s actions weren’t like a Weinstein or a Saville, some creep using his power to get away with violating the norms of society. Roy Moore represents a culture where openly fucking children (with their parents’ permission) IS the norm. Child marriage is an accepted part of a lot of Christian fundamentalist cultures, especially within homeschooling communities.

      After the election, everyone was talking about how liberals and elites live in a bubble. Well this is what’s on the other side of that bubble – the knowledge that large swaths of rural America have a culture of violence, patriarchy, child abuse, and bigotry that is indistinguishable from Afghanistan. These are the people centrists are telling us to reach out to. These are the Heartland Values that idiots won’t stop fetishising.

      • kaydenpat

        Great points. If Moore is elected, we will know that the other side is okay with pedophila as long as it’s perpetrated by the “right people” aka straight, Conservative men. That’s the bubble they live in.

        • CottonBlimp

          I think even that’s not quite it though. It’s not about age at all to them. It’s whether or not they’re married or following the godly rules for dating. A 30 year old woman consenting to sex with her boyfriend is unacceptable, but a 12 year old having a honeymoon with a middle aged man is Godly.

      • bkmn

        Well said CB. Those good old boys want things to go back to the way they were when they were young.

  • Bluto
    • narutomania

      Heck … their sky faery does more than just say so. He actually did it himself, remember? He impregnified Little Virgin Mary when she was younger than 18 years old, apparently.

      • ChrisMorley

        The catholics are absolutely clear there was no penis / vagina frictioning or emissions.
        2000 years ago the very first artificial insemination by non-existent sky-faery donor was recorded.
        Believe, damn you.

        • Dean

          Ever noticed that in every picture you see of Adam and Eve they have belly buttons, which would mean that they were on the end of umbilical chords, which would mean that they weren’t created from celestial Play Dough, which blows a proselytizer’s mind when you bring it up?

          • Ragnar Lothbrok

            They say god did that so that they could pass the necessary belly buttons on to their decedents.
            Otherwise he would have to go with the egg hatching route.
            Eve said no to sitting on a nest for 9 months.

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          • Chucktech

            OMG! Another logic fail for religion!

          • BobSF_94117

            All that means is that God has a belly button…

          • lymis

            Sorry, but while I certainly don’t buy the “created out of dirt/ribs” thing, once you’ve posited that God can create human beings (and all the animals, for that matter) out of whole cloth, any design features, including belly buttons, aren’t that much of a stretch. It’s not like we don’t have other pointless design features.

          • Priya Lynn

            But with so called intelligent design there’s no excuse for pointless design features, so the belly button problem still stands for god botherers.

          • Robincho

            cords

        • Sporkfighter

          Indeed, Dark Age Catholics believed Mary was impregnated through her ear:

          “Through her ear the Word entered and dwelt secretly in the womb’ (attributed to Ephrem).”

          “See how Eve’s ear inclines and hearkens to the voice of the deceiver when he hisses deceit to her. But come and see the Watcher [Gabriel] instilling salvation into Mary’s ear and removing the insinuation of the serpent from her and consoling her. […] Instead of this virgin [Eve] another was chosen: truth was spoken to her in her ear from the Most High. By the door which death entered [i.e. the ear], by it entered life and loosened the great bond which the evil one had bound there.” – Jacob of Serug.

          “As our Father Adam begot our mother without intercourse, so did Mary give birth, has as Adam did before he had sinned. The Holy Spirit blew on Adam’ face, and he gave birth to Eve; this Spirit too did Mary receive, and she gave birth to a Son.” (Jacob of Serug).

          • Tatonka

            “The Holy Spirit blew on Adams face,” and the LORD saw that it was good.

          • Miji

            Blew what on Adam’s face? That’s what I’d like to know.

          • Sporkfighter

            …I think we all know the answer to that question. I doubt Adam consented.

          • yes b’y

            so that where the saying “stick it in your ear” came from.

          • olandp

            Adam gave birth to Eve?

    • FAEN

      SNAP! Good morning Bluto 🙂

  • BearEyes

    Since no live boys were involved, it’s all OK.
    /s

    • Tulle Christensen

      And the underage girl is alive so all OK

  • gaycuckhubby

    How have we let him change the narrative this quickly? I don’t give a crap if you dated a teenager as a 75 year old man. If the teenager was legal at the time. This is not about him dating younger women, it’s about him sexually assaulting a 14 year old girl

    • FAEN

      They’re great at that. Morning matey 😊

    • Chucktech

      “Dating a teenager as a 75 YO man” is a far cry from dating a teenager as a 30 YO man. Just ask the teen’s good christian parents.

    • JCF

      I think the point is to catch *Moore* being slippery re the “teens” he dated. Did he distinguish between 18 year olds and 14 year olds? How would he know? Did he try to find out? Or did “asking the girl’s mother” cover EVERYTHING?

    • kaydenpat

      And dating a 16 year old teenager. And a 17 year old teenager. Dating girls under the age of 18 when you’re a 32 year old adult is immoral and should be illegal.

      • gaycuckhubby

        I’m not disagreeing with your statement. At all. But I think you would have had a lot more pushback to your post a year or two ago on this site. I’m not sure if gay culture has changed and become more heteronormative. Or whether our culture at large has become more aware of the issues of consent and accountability.

  • Clive Johnson

    “A daycare center employee raped a 12-year old child in Alabama

    Every single judge on the AL Supreme Court found him guilty… but ONE—Roy Moore

    Reason?

    “No evidence in this case of an implied threat of serious physical injury.”” [from William LeGate’s twitter summary]

    https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/11/10/1714373/-Now-that-you-ve-tried-to-justify-child-molestation-we-re-done-reaching-out-to-you

    Moore was trying to, so we can assume, prepare the legal ground for exonerating himself in the future.

    • TrueWords

      Someone clearly trying to stack the deck…

    • ChrisMorley

      Alabama’s age of consent laws are ‘Unfit for Purpose.’ They are full of inconsistencies, gaps and contradictions. It’s deliberate.
      They are drafted by misogynistic, homophobic, religious lobby organisations, not professional abuse and rape experts.

      https://www.ageofconsent.net/states/alabama – scroll down for legal chapter and verse.

      • MonochromeMouse

        The AOC laws in a lot of states are pretty unclear and of course any time someone proposes to redefine them so they make sense the republicans in that state scream about how the left wants to abolish age of consent laws.

      • BobSF_94117

        If there’s anything deliberate about it, it’s designed to not punish kids for having sex with other kids.

        I’m surprised AL is that enlightened.

    • JCF

      I’m stuck between gagging and weeping…

    • janey

      Or, like trump, he has no empathy for anyone but himself.

  • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)

    Roy Moore must be thrilled that trump’s light treason on Veterans Day is distracting the press from his child molestation.

    This is the GOP in 2017.

  • another_steve

    Paedophelia is not disqualifying for aspiring politicians in Alabama.

    Simple as that.

    • gaycuckhubby

      We’ll find out in Dec

      • another_steve

        I’m not hearing or reading anything suggesting that Moore is going to cede the race to another Republican or that Republican voters in Alabama will abandon him.

        There might be more bombshells to come, but as of today that’s the way it appears.

        • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)

          The republicans are going to try to get Moore to express some bare minimum of contrition and say that he will resign right after the election so the puke governor can appoint successor. Using the excuse that he can’t withdraw this late (they don’t want writein campaign splitting votes). It’s a deeply cynical ploy with two problems: 1. Moore’s a stubborn SOB 2. The scandal is going to get worse

          • another_steve

            Interesting theory.

            Moore’s a religious lunatic, however. He might truly believe that this is a test from his god and that he has to stick it out. Has to prevail.

            We’ll see.

        • Chucktech

          In the unlikely event Moore drops out, it’s apparently too late to take his name off of the ballot, so that would require Alabama Republican voters to write in, and correctly spell, a candidates name. That, for Alabama Republicans, would be the death knell.

          • BobSF_94117

            On the other hand, it’s pretty tough to misspell “luther strange”.

          • gaycuckhubby

            Alaska wrote in Murkowski

          • Chucktech

            In Alabama??

            luthr stranj

    • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)

      You mean **republican** politicians

      • another_steve

        Yes, but Alabama’s as Republican as it gets – so that’s the general rule out there.

        Okay to diddle with the young ones.

        • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)

          Doug Jones is not a republican

          • Chucktech

            No. He’s just a future Alabama election loser.

    • BobSF_94117

      It’s not pedophilia.

      • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)

        No. Just no.

        • gaycuckhubby

          Technically he’s right. What Moore did is illegal immoral should be disqualifying and should be prosecuted. But it’s not pedophilia

          • another_steve

            Not understanding.

            The common definition is “the deriving of sexual gratification from sexual fantasies or acts involving a child.”

          • gaycuckhubby

            Then I may be wrong. But I thought pedophilia was an attraction to prepubescent children.

          • Lizard

            Hebephilia.

            But it doesn’t matter. She was legally incapable of consent and he committed a felony. That’s what matters here.

          • gaycuckhubby

            I completely agree. I think he should be tried

          • Silver Badger

            Give him a fair trial and then hang the SOB.

          • gaycuckhubby

            Meh. I still disagree with capital punishment

          • Silver Badger

            We must agree to disagree on the subject. I respect your opinion, but don’t agree with it. I have a particular dislike for pedophiles and would have pedophilia be a capital offence. (Are you sure that capital is spelled with an “a” rather than an “o”? This is one of those spellings that always confuses me.)

          • BobSF_94117

            TWO things matter.

            He committed a felony.

            Sex with a three-year-old or an infant IS WITHOUT QUESTION A LOT WORSE.

          • BobSF_94117

            Pedophilia is “the deriving of sexual gratification from sexual fantasies or acts involving a prepubescent child.”

          • another_steve

            How is that defined age-wise, I wonder. Moore’s victim was 14. She might have been sexually mature at the time or not. That’s a kind of borderline age, I’m thinking.

            In any case, it’s all semantics.

            If Moore touched her sexually and she was not 100 percent consenting and non-coerced, she was raped.

          • BobSF_94117

            14 is not prepubescent. (OK, it’s possible, but highly unlikely.) She was not raped, by any definition. Rape requires penetration.

            Why isn’t what he actually did bad enough? What is it with people’s need to exaggerate and distort? Both our moral and legal systems are based on gradations of bad behavior. There’s a very good reason for that.

        • BobSF_94117

          Don’t you think sex with an infant is worse than a grown man making a 14-yo touch his penis?

          • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)

            I think it’s a distinction that isn’t helpful or relevant to the present discussion.

          • BobSF_94117

            Isn’t helpful? Isn’t relevant?

            Do you feel the same way about the range from accidental manslaughter to genocide?

    • Clive Johnson

      I lost the link, but just read on twitter that Moore was welcomed with enthusiastic cheering in a public appearance today.

      What does it say about his conservative supporters that their ardor for him has increased AFTER the allegations?

    • Karl Dubhe

      Pederasty. Which is nearly as nasty.

      Pedophilia is about fucking prepubescents. People who are into that are really fucked up.

      Pederasty is about being attracted to teenagers. It’s as fucked up, but has been recognized at times as being ‘acceptable’. e.g. the storyline of Gone with the Wind, which featured teenagers marrying adults. Then getting fucked over.

      • another_steve

        You’re probably right. The medical books probably make those distinctions.

        To my way of thinking, any sexual touching – regardless of the ages of those involved – that isn’t 100 percent consensual and non-coerced is rape.

        Period.

        • Karl Dubhe

          Don’t get me wrong, I’m not making an argument that they’re anything but illegal and immoral. It’s also the law that makes the distinction. One is usually punished harsher than the other.

          To my way of thinking even the consenting relationship between a minor and an adult is wrong in nearly every circumstance. (unless they’ve been dating for a while and they’re within a year or so age-wise; not 5+) If there’s a power imbalance then the crime is worse.

          • another_steve

            I’ve never really been convinced by this supposed “power imbalance” argument. It sort of relegates young people to chattel whereby they have no minds of their own and are incapable of rational thought and decison. Similar to how women were treated not that long ago (and still are, in certain parts of the world).

            The woman in the Moore case is making the argument that Moore’s touching of her was unwanted. Unwelcomed. Sexual touching can be unwanted and unwelcomed by 14 year olds and by 50 year olds.

            Unwanted sexual touching is a form of rape.

          • Reality.Bites

            But the laws in most places don’t reflect that at all. In most of the democratic world the age of consent is 16 or lower. And I believe the age gap for under 16 in Canada is indeed 5 years.

        • BobSF_94117

          It’s not just a medical/psychiatric technicality. The law makes distinctions between sex with a child 0-12 and 12-16. There’s a damn good reason, too. One is unquestionably worse, both morally and in terms of likely consequences.

          • another_steve

            I understand the need/reason for the legal line-drawing. I get that.

            I continue to believe that what’s really at issue here is consent/non-coercion vs. “no consent” or the presence of coercion.

            Below a certain age, a person – any person – is obviously unable to give true consent.

          • BobSF_94117

            Do you understand the physical difference between fucking an infant and fucking a 14yo?

          • another_steve

            An infant is unable to give consent. Period.

            A 14 year old may or may not be able to give consent, depending on that person’s maturity level – both emotional/intellectual and physical.

            (Please don’t quote the law back to me here, Bob. I’m aware of what the law says.)

      • Gay Fordham Prep Grad

        That is psych jargon, for our purposes the legal terms “sexually assault” and “attempted rape” do the job.

      • Reality.Bites

        Wasn’t it more the adults who got screwed over in that book? As in anyone Scarlett got her hands on. Also Ashley was supposed to be 21 to Scarlett’s 16 at the outset, although certainly Leslie Howard was in his 40s and looked it

        • Karl Dubhe

          I think in reality they got married younger than that. 🙂 That was fiction. As was most of my argument, apparently.

      • canoebum

        Pederasty is specific to a man and a boy. It does not apply to opposite sex relations.

        https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/bering-in-mind/pedophiles-hebephiles-and-ephebophiles-oh-my-erotic-age-orientation/

        • Karl Dubhe

          What? That’s crap. I thought it included both.

          • canoebum

            Just look it up in the dictionary.

  • Rick

    If you’re memory’s not so good then maybe you shouldn’t be running for office.

  • Slippy_World
  • When I was in middle school there were a couple of girls in my year who were dating boys who were already out of high school. The girls thought they were very mature for dating someone 4-5 years older than they were, but really they were just dating an immature jerk who couldn’t deal with someone their own age. That’s what this sounds like with Moore. Too insecure and emotionally undeveloped to date an actual adult woman who he went after girls. Disgusting. Add to that some of the other details (that are often deleted in news reports) about his behavior.

    I know I had a low opinion of the GOP, but defending this is well below anything I thought I’d ever see. If I were a Republican I’d be completely humiliated now.

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      I always wonder what their parents are thinking because I’d be all “Ok, weirdo, you’re working or in college right now, what the hell are you doing chasing after high school girls?”

    • Chucktech

      I disagree. A teen girl dating a guy 4 or 5 years older is nowhere near in the same league as a teen girl dating a guy 18 years older.

      • GayOldLady

        When I was young it wasn’t uncommon for a teen girl to date a guy in his 20’s, but I don’t remember anyone dating someone in their 30’s. In those days most parents didn’t allow their daughters to car date until they were 16. Until the 16th birthday most parents took you to dances or you went to the dances stag, with a bunch of friends and hooked up at the dances. No adults were allowed in those dances except chaperones. When I was 15 my mother tried to hook me up with a friends nephew who was in his 20’s. I thought he was an old man and wanted nothing to do with him.

        • BobSF_94117

          A couple weeks after my hs graduation, the parents of one of the girls happily announced her engagement to one of the coaches/social-studies-teacher. She had just turned 18. He was in his early 30s. They had been dating for months. The parents approved. Well, hers did. I have no idea about his. I have no idea how it worked out.

          Almost forgot. Catholic hs. He remained as a teacher the following year.

          • JCF

            Vomitous. But yes, I’ve heard about cases like that, too.

          • BobSF_94117

            If it was vomitous to us at the time, it’s because of who the guy was. If it had been a different teacher, one particular teacher, the envy would have been incendiary.

            And it wasn’t vomitous. She was of age. She wasn’t dumb. Generally, people that age shouldn’t make life-long decisions. To me it was unwise. But for all I know, they had a great life and might still be married today.

        • JCF

          If a sophomore girl dates a senior guy, and then he goes off to college the next year, that’s one thing. If an new college (age, or older) guy tried to date my high school daughter (OR son!), fuhgeddaboutit!!! >:-/

      • kaydenpat

        I see a difference as well. Four or five years versus 18-20 years dont have the same ick factor.

    • JP

      My senior year of high school in a deep southern town in TN was a shit show. 2 football coaches popped for sleeping with senior girls(although I guess the girls were 17ish). A track and field coach popped for kiddie porn on WORK COMPUTERS! and the shop teacher popped for impregnating a student. It was crazy. However, and I don’t mean to sound cold, I knew some of the girls involved…and they most certainly went after the adults. This has nothing to do with Moore, but I think there should be some sliding scale for underage girls that go after adult men. the atuld is always in the wrong but I think there should be some attention given to underage girls and boys that go after adults.

      • I do think there should be a bit of wiggle room in the consent laws so that a girl who just turned 18 can’t be charged with raping her boyfriend who turns 18 next week. I don’t know of any cases like that, but what does seem to happen sometimes is that the family will press statutory rape charges against a boy (usually one of a different ethnic group) that they didn’t want their daughter with in the first place.

        But the point is that as an adult it’s my job to set boundaries and limits. It’s not okay for me to fuck a 15 year old even if he wants me to. I’m an adult and I’m the one the law expects to know better, not the 15 year old.

  • Tulle Christensen

    Does not deny dating teens when he was in his 30s. So there must be photos then

    • gaycuckhubby

      I’ve got no problems with him dating teenagers as a 32 your old man. That’s legal. I do have a problem with him assaulting a 14 year old girl

      • Skeptical_Inquirer

        Even if legal, I’d still side eye someone who consistently wants someone so unformed and so powerless. It makes me feel that the second the girls got the least bit older, she would be considered disposable. If this leads to marriage, often the girl or young woman quits school which makes her really vulnerable if said husband in the future leaves her for a young hot thing and she has no job experience or college on her resume.

        • gaycuckhubby

          There are many people in their thirties and forties who are dating 18 19 20 year old girls or boys.
          I think you’re casting a pretty wide net

          • Skeptical_Inquirer

            I was thinking people still in high school. A lot of evangelicals really want to marry their girls off young.

          • gaycuckhubby

            Yeah. I mean i get icky when I see 50 yr old guys with 21 year old boys. But I’m trying hard not to be judgemental 🙂

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Yeah, that’s not at all a bit of dubious qualifying.

    • Joe in PA

      See: Sessions, Beauregard.

  • j.martindale

    Let me clarify something, Roy. 14 year olds don’t qualify as “ladies.” The proper term is “child.”

    • Menergy

      +1,000!

    • FAEN

      I’m not painting the entire state with this judgemental brush but it’s Alabama.

      • Tulle Christensen

        The only thing Alabama has going for it, is it is not Mississippi

        • FAEN

          Funny that’s what we say about Mississippi 😉

      • Chucktech

        And of course you shouldn’t. I’m sure there are some nice people there. Pretty sure.

  • Michael R

    Not remembering keeps him right with Jesus .

  • HZ81

    There’s nothing the right won’t excuse if there’s a chance LGBTQ and minorities can be injured or worse.

  • Joe in PA

    So Sean feeds him softball questions. That’s some serious “journalism” right there.

    Sean never mentioned the 14 y/o? Thought not.

    • Chucktech

      Sean feeds him softball questions and it’s all swings and misses.

  • Lizard

    A 32-year-old and a 14-year-old isn’t “dating,” you hypocritical piece of shit. It’s “exploiting” and “molesting.”

    • Gay Fordham Prep Grad

      In my state, his meaning of “dating” means “rape”

    • kaydenpat

      I don’t see how he gets around “dating” a 14 year old child. It’s amazing that he could be a Senator with that in his background.

  • Mark Née Fuzz

    Lying about it got The impeachment ball rolling after Clinton.

    • Joe in PA

      Pffft, he was a Democrat.

      Sigh.

      • Chucktech

        Makes it TOTES DIFFERENT, you know….

  • IAMBOWLINGQUEEN
    • Clive Johnson

      “I’m a Values Groper”

  • Taylor Bixler

    #RoyMooreChildMolester

    • houstonray

      #GrandOldPedophiliaParty

  • liondon#iamnotatraitor

    Why are there people supporting this man?

    • Lizard

      Because he’s not a Democrat and some of them will do anything, even elect a child molester to the Senate, to piss off liberals.

      • Skeptical_Inquirer

        This obsession with pissing off a group of people who would otherwise ignore them is so batshit.

        And as one blogger pointed out, they supposedly worry about phantom transgender people haunting bathrooms but ignore REAL MONSTERS who go to church with them.

        • Lizard

          They’re hypocrites. They scream bloody murder about “liberal activist judges,” then cheer Moore on as he blatantly breaks the law to push his batshit fundamentalist religion onto other people.

          • Skeptical_Inquirer

            Then they wonder why their numbers are falling and people are side eyeing them.

          • Tulle Christensen

            It is only an activist judge if you disagree with the ruling

        • Chucktech

          Monsters they go to church with are the monsters they know.

    • Matt

      Because fake ‘christians’ are, by nature, hypocrites. They hide behind their religion, but use “repenting” and “forgiveness” as excuses to do whatever they want. The gullible followers of this type of christianity (e-van-gullibles) buy it hook, line, and sinker, every single time. Why? Because they’ve been taught to do that since birth by gullible followers of this type of christianity. See how perfectly symmetrical that is?

      • canoebum

        I saw a brief interview with an Alabama voter yesterday. She told the correspondent that even if these events were true, she was sure the Lord has forgiven him (Moore) and she’s voting for him no matter what because he’s a good Christian.

        You just can’t fix stupid.

        • Chucktech

          Sure as hell can’t fix christian stoopid.

    • Bambino

      After 63 million voted the pussy grabbing in chief to preside over the nation. Everything any anything that comes after is unquestionable.

  • worstcultever

    Good good good, let this keep dogging him. It’s now his only issue. GOOD. He has no one but himself to blame, and has NEVER had to be on the defensive about anything. The panic is oozing off him.

    Meanwhile, Doug Jones is not touching any of Moore’s tawdry awfulness & still honorably campaigning his ass off on actual issues. GOOD.

    Even if Jesus Teenfucker Moore ekes out a win, he is forever a stain on his state and will be a damaged-goods nonentity in the senate. He embodies the hypocritical clowncar that is the puke party to a T – and even the pukes can’t face it.

    Doug Jones – intelligent, principled, moderate, kind, decent, an actual non-fucked-up real man. Let’s get this done, sane Alabamians. “When we vote, we win.”

    • Ben in Oakland

      It’s Al Abama. There is no stain so dark that a little evangelobleach won’t remove it.

  • EqualityForAll

    They claimed that marriage equality would open the door to legalizing marriage between an adult and a child. Now they’re apparently defending that behavior.

    • worstcultever

      Oh wait till it comes out about Moore and the house pets.

      • Silver Badger

        Or his son.

        • Hue-Man

          Or his lawn mower.

          • Tulle Christensen

            ouch!

          • Snarkaholic

            No wonder his teeth are so crooked…it’s from chewing on the blades.

    • Chucktech

      see?????? this is awl cuz a gay marrige!!11!!1

  • Jeffrey
    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      Obama knew what he was facing. I only wish there was a picture of Pres. Clinton glaring at him just like that instead of Putin so pleased.

    • FAEN

      Obama knew at that point that Russia was meddling. I don’t know why he and his administration didn’t say something about it. I don’t fault Obama for much but I think he screwed up this issue.

      • Ninja0980

        The Russia issue and judges are two areas Obama, as great as he is, messed up on.

        • FAEN

          Yep!

      • Jeffrey

        I agree. I wonder all the time if Obama knew and knows so much more about what happened that he felt waiting for Trumps ultimate fall was the better path. Who can say. You know Clinton and Obama both know SO much more about this than we ever will.

    • Lars Littlefield

      Putin and Trump are so obviously in love. Someone get the a room.

  • FAEN

    Let’s call it what it is-he did not date ‘young ladies’, he dated GIRLS!

    Sadly I’m not even a little surprised that there are so many in the GOP who are defending pedophilia. I’m more surprised they keep calling themselves the party of Lincoln because Abe is rolling in his grave

  • Matt

    So THAT’s what conservatives are calling it now: “dating.” Ok…

    • gaycuckhubby

      No Roy Moore is just conflating consensual relationships with an assault on a 14 year old girl. And the media is falling for it.

  • AlternativeQuacks

    “Young ladies”??!!?

    Now he’s just nakedly pandering for the Alabama vote.

    http://i.imgur.com/KzL7Gjc.jpg

    • FAEN

      Jeebus the girl, the brother/ex/first love and father scare the fuck out of me.

    • Reality.Bites

      Technically when you’re interested in a girl it’s a good thing if her first love is also her ex

  • TrueWords

    Never heard the phrase “if true” when the GOP swines ever mentioned Benghazi or e-mails.

    NEVER

    • JCF

      Of course not. It’s only OKIYAR.

  • Clive Johnson
  • Gay Fordham Prep Grad

    WE ARE NOT TALKING ABOUT “DATING THEM!” WE’RE TALKING SEXUALLY ASSAULTING THEM.

  • Rebecca Gardner
    • Snarkaholic

      After which, you are referred to as “that skank.”

      • JCF

        And potential murderer (y’know, if the skank gets an abortion).

    • kaydenpat

      Bloop!!

  • Chris Baker

    Hmm, that’s interesting, because I can definitely remember NOT dating 14-year olds when I was in my 30s. If someone ever asked me if, when I was in my 20s, 30s, or 40s I ever dated anyone under 18, i can say I definitely didn’t. I certainly wouldn’t say “I don’t remember anything like that.”

    • Treant

      Y’know, it’s so weird, but me too. The youngest I ever dated was 19; I was 18 at the time, so that was just fine.

      Most definitely I never dated anybody <18. Guaranteed. Put money on it, and run the video tape.

      It's strange how, when we're not lying, we can be so incredibly certain.

      • Mike_in_the_Tundra

        I confess that I did date a 16 year old.

        I was 16 at the time, but it was a lot of fun.

        • ChrisMorley

          The whole time after I passed the [heterosexual] age of consent, 16, until I was over 21, any sex I had with lads was always and inevitably a crime.
          When I became 21, I was then old enough to have legal gay sex, but then things got really complicated. It was remarkably difficult not to break the law somehow.

          I, and most people I knew, lived in shared houses. That meant I could never have sex anywhere in those buildings because someone else was always in their own room.
          Was another friend or someone else in the same room / bed: 3 or more: all illegal.

          I was in the port of Liverpool. Was he in the armed forces? No sex allowed.
          Was he a sailor in the Merchant Navy? No sex allowed.

          Were we having sex in a cruising area, the street, the club/disco’s toilets? All illegal.

          It’s a miracle I ever moved on from wanking / fapping.
          Life in homophobic 60s, 70s, 80s Britain.

    • JCF

      See re Sam Bee: “One of the easiest things I do, is NOT masturbate in front of my employees”!

  • anne marie in philly

    YOU ARE A FUCKING CHILD MOLESTER! you should be in jail!

    • Gustav2

      And the Re-pedo-cans will vote for him.

      • anne marie in philly

        cause jeebus

  • GayOldLady

    This wasn’t a one-off event with this guy. He approached at least 2 girls he didn’t know in the Gadsden mall, one was 14 one was 16 and basically tried to form a relationship with them. I think they call this “grooming”. He also expects that others will come forward to “hurt” him before election day, which tells me he has a lot of young girl skeletons in his closet who haven’t stepped forward, yet. I hope the local news orgs and the WaPo and NYT have investigative teams in Gadsden investigating this story because I believe there’s a lengthy pattern of pursuing underage girls that will jump off the pages when they find it.

    • JCF

      Totally grooming…and you KNOW it was w/ more than 3 girls (Moore-speak, “young ladies”).

      • Miji

        Definitely more. He didn’t get married until he was 38 and that was to someone 14 years younger. There’s nothing wrong with 38 and 24, but it kind of fits the pattern. Now I’m curious to see his wedding photos to see how his wife looked. Maybe he finally settled down when he found a woman who was age-appropriate but had that barely legal look.

  • Bambino

    Dating is a word use among consenting adults and peers of the same age not with underage teen, preteen, children, toddler, babies, animals and pets. A former AG, judge no less who intend to run for office is blatantly lying if he does not know the difference.

    • Lars Littlefield

      Dating is also THE word used by hookers on the streets of America everywhere to solicit business. “Hey darlin’, want a date?” Which is a phrase that will not get you arrested for soliciting. It’s when you tell the undercover cop the price for sexual services, that’s what gets you busted.

  • Gustav2
    • leastyebejudged

      teen-age child bride fever !

  • Scout
    • Lars Littlefield

      That’s Our Donald — coming this fall on FOX.

    • JohnJay

      That it! CIA, NSA, etc. We know you’ve got big dirt on Donnie. Leak it NOW!

      • Skeptical_Inquirer

        Or at least give it in big boxes to Mueller. Something.

    • Scout

      Some are saying its treason for Trump to speak out against our government intel agencies and support Putin in the same breath.

      • Chucktech

        Yeah, like that means something will be done about it…

      • kaydenpat

        Hopefully some equals Mueller and his investigators.

      • Bad Tom

        It’s just light treason. No biggie.

    • SoCalGal20

      Mike Rogers at CIA is the political hack so more projectionfrom Donnie Two Scoops.

    • pj

      thats just breathtaking,

      • pj

        wonder if fox will run with that.

    • JCF
    • kaydenpat

      Putin’s Puppet says what now?

  • ooh. it’s RM, time to have fun.

    hey, “roy.” i know all about you. you sick fuck. let’s talk about the children you doodle. oh, honey doan even. “17yo?” beyotch, you be talkin bout 4-9yos. don’t even play me. deez parts be ‘nowing w’e dey hans be.

    i grew up in whyte kkkuntry land and i know your xtian kind. so many of you are pedophiles it makes me sick. go there! i dare you. really, i do. fuck with me at your peril. my dad put your nephew-fucking republican white ass brother/fathers in Jail. for like, two decades. all yall inbred hillbillies. you are a scourge. you fuck your own children. i can’t even.

    /proud northerner

    • (my father was a judge and governor’s appointee to a high bench)

    • JAKvirginia

      Get on with your own self! Yeah!

  • AtticusP

    “I don’t recall.“: The last bastion of scoundrels and traitors.

    • Tulle Christensen

      I don’t recall ever hearing that before

      • Reality.Bites

        Lock yourself up! 😉

  • Bob Conti

    Sooooo, the answer in “no?”

  • Lars Littlefield

    Whether he diddled under age girls or not, I’m just thrilled and beside myself with joy that his stubborn insistence to continue to run for office is damaging the Republican Party. Justas long as he continues to dig a deeper hole and the Repubs continue to show their fluster, I’m happy. Happy, happy, happy. 🙂

    • Gustav2

      #Re-pedo-cans

    • leastyebejudged

      It’s only damaging the national GOP.

      The local GOP is still widely supportive.

      All politics is local.

  • Ben in Oakland

    I have a terrible confession to make. Fifty years ago, I dated a lot of teenagers as well.

    I’m so ashamed.

    • Dazzer

      How did you manage to do that?

      You must have been a fetus back then 🙂

      • Mike_in_the_Tundra

        Weren’t we all?

        • Jeffg166

          Some of us were 19.

      • Ben in Oakland

        I was very precocious. Even as a sperm, I was heading right for that egg.

  • Ninja0980

    So in other words, he did it.

  • Tomcat

    My truthful answer will directly coincide with how much proof you have compiled against me.

  • Clive Johnson

    You’re entering Evangelical Christian country – beware of pastors and the overly religious

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/625e881bdf813dfd3b8ece69029000caca198d64159ab89d98ccd853f788fc01.jpg

  • Tomcat

    In my defense says Roy Moore, I thought the 14 year old was related to me.

    • PeterC

      You mean that you thought that she was your “daughter” ???

  • Jeffg166

    Who would Jesus dick?

    • Tulle Christensen

      Well, back in the mid 90s in Miami Beach I did date Jesus for a short time. How do you know him?

  • SoCalGal20

    That’s politician for “Yeah, I did molest that 14 year old girl”, right?

    • Edmund Allin

      So it would seem. 😮

  • JohnJay

    So how was he sure of the ages of “a lot of young ladies” he dated. Did he check their driver’s licenses?

    • ChrisMorley

      He was sent a selection by their year teachers.

    • Reality.Bites

      Age of consent is 16 in Alabama. The problem is at least one didn’t consent.

  • OdieDenCO

    “that’s out of my customary behavior.” so to old for you? normally like them barely post pubescent do you?

  • gaycuckhubby

    He should b prosecuted for the 14 yr old. But isnt the new Arnie Hammer movie we keep on posting gifs of about an older nan seducing a teenager?

    • JohnJay

      I think in the movie the teenager is supposed to be 17. Come to think of it, does that mean a 30 year old guy can be with a 16 year old twink in Alabama leagally?

      • gaycuckhubby

        Yes. I think so.
        My point is lots of ppl here are freaking out about Moore being with the other 3 girls who were 17 18 and 19. But we romanticize and sexualize those relationships all the time

        • Natty Enquirer

          Yeah, a lot of it is ageist disgust at a 32-year-old having sex with anyone under 20.

          • Ann Kah

            It isn’t “ageist”. It’s a genuine concern about the power imbalance.

      • Natty Enquirer

        The age of consent in Alabama is 16.

  • Mikey

    brings to mind the old saying: Alabama virgin = a 12-yr old girl who runs faster than her brothers and father (and now Roy Moore).

  • Tor

    “That’s out of my customary behavior.”
    Yes. Late teens were much too old.

  • boobert

    Sound like he did it and sees nothing wrong. Kinda like how we got a moron for president.

  • JAKvirginia

    Sweetie, if you can’t remember what you did in your 30’s you’ve just disqualified yourself for the job. Shoot, I’m close to 66 and I can remember who I “dated” when I was in my 20’s. And none of them were in their teens. Begone, liar!

  • Tatonka

    His story has shifted from “It’s a dirty lie made up by the Demycrats,” to “You can’t expect me to remember all the teenagers I dated in the 70s.” I guess we’ll be getting to “her Mom said she’s was 18 before the custody hearing” by Monday.

  • lymis

    In other words, “I don’t remember her in particular, but yes, it does sound like the sort of thing I’d do.”

  • FelineMama

    I love how what he called “dating”. OKEY DOKEY then.

  • Gianni

    Was this all before he started on his Bible-banging career and calling everyone else out for THEIR sins and declaring who has rights and who doesn’t?

  • Friday’s_cat

    Goy Moore: All hat, no morals.

  • olandp

    How old is Kayla? It says they married in 1985, his troubled son is, unless I’m mistaken, his oldest and is in his early 20s. Roy himself is 70. Kayla couldn’t have been much past her teens when they married. I can find no reference to her age anywhere.

  • Ann Kah

    He also said he asked their mothers before he dated anyone. Uh, Roy…if you have to ask her mother SHE IS TOO YOUNG. You might want to remember that.

  • Tmaximus

    FYI: other Ass’t DAs who worked with Moore said it was common knowledge he ‘dated’ school girls and that he hung out at malls and schools.

  • The_Wretched

    Not better.

    That’s 4 stories in 4 days and none of them are either an apology, withdrawal from the election or denial. This is what a political implosion looks like.

  • fuzzybits

    His son has been in quite a bit of trouble. Maybe some of it’s related to tales his father has told him over the years.

  • leastyebejudged

    He also has said that if he did, he got permission from the mother.

    So. No laws were broken.

  • Gene Perry

    A 14-year-old is not a “young lady” … a 14-year-old is a child!